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Business Law I Essentials

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Mirande Valbrune

Renee De Assis, Texas Woman's University

Suzanne Cardell, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Copyright Year: 2019

Publisher: OpenStax

Language: English

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Reviewed by Ben Carr, Associate Professor, James Madison University on 7/30/20

The text was comprehensive in general, to some extent too much so, and with regards to a few topics that I consider critical topics for a business course, completely lacking. First, as to the “too much”. There were some legal subjects which were... read more

Reviewed by Paolo Davide Farah, Assistant Professor, West Virginia University on 5/1/20

The reviewer believes that text covers all areas and ideas of the subject appropriately. The title of the book is Business Law I Essentials, so the expectation is that there might be the need to prepare a Business Law II Essential for the areas,... read more

Reviewed by Steve Custer, Associate Professor, Oakland City University on 12/19/19

This book covered the major aspects inherent to the legal landscape of business. Its subject matter is well referenced and provided a solid vocabulary of terms. Particularly, the content offered an informative section on negotiation skills and... read more

Reviewed by Chelsea Green, Assistant Clinical Professor, Miami University on 12/6/19

Even though this text is an "essentials" text, there are certain topics that are missing from the text that I would expect to find in a basic legal environments textbook. These include topics such as 1) Real, Personal, and Intellectual Property;... read more

Table of Contents

  • 1 American Law, Legal Reasoning, and the Legal System
  • 2 Disputes and Dispute Settlement
  • 3 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • 4 Business and the United States Constitution
  • 5 Criminal Liability
  • 6 The Tort System
  • 7 Contract Law
  • 8 Sales Contracts
  • 9 Employment and Labor Law
  • 10 Government Regulation
  • 11 Antitrust Law
  • 12 Unfair Trade Practices and the Federal Trade Commission
  • 13 International Law
  • 14 Securities Regulation

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  • About the Book

    Business Law I Essentials is a brief introductory textbook designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of courses on Business Law or the Legal Environment of Business. The concepts are presented in a streamlined manner, and cover the key concepts necessary to establish a strong foundation in the subject. The textbook follows a traditional approach to the study of business law. Each chapter contains learning objectives, explanatory narrative and concepts, references for further reading, and end-of-chapter questions.

    Business Law I Essentials may need to be supplemented with additional content, cases, or related materials, and is offered as a foundational resource that focuses on the baseline concepts, issues, and approaches.

    About the Contributors


    Mirande Valbrune

    Renee De Assis

    Suzanne Cardell, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth